Attorneys Robert W. Smith and Christopher J. Eibeler

Unemployment Appeals

New Jersey Unemployment Attorneys

Have you been told by the Department of Labor that you are ineligible to receive unemployment benefits because you "voluntarily left your work for no good cause" or that you were terminated for "misconduct"?

Unemployment Appeals The New Jersey Unemployment Appeal Center was created to help guide those New Jersey citizens who have lost their jobs through the unemployment benefits process. New Jersey unemployment compensation provide employees who lose their job due to no fault of their own with a form of compensation while they remain unemployed and continue looking for new work. The legislative purpose of New Jersey Unemployment Compensation law is to lighten the burden of unemployment which now so often falls with crushing force upon the unemployed worker and family. In enacting the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Law, our legislature declared that economic insecurity due to unemployment is a serious menace to the health, morals, and welfare of the people of New Jersey.

The New Jersey Department of Labor has a process in order to determine whether an applicant is eligible and the amount and duration they can collect unemployment benefits. The New Jersey Unemployment Appeal Center provides current information and news regarding New Jersey Unemployment Law to assist the New Jersey unemployed through the Department of Labor’s unemployment benefits process, including through the initial determination and the appeal process. If you need in of legal assistance or representation in connection with your unemployment application or appeal, please contact a New Jersey unemployment attorney at Smith Eibeler to discuss your matter.

Recent New Jersey Unemployment Benefit Decisions

Claimant Who Left Work to Care For Children is Disqualified from Receiving New Jersey Unemployment Benefits March, 2012

Employee Who Loses Job While In Jail Held Ineligible For New Jersey Unemployment Benefits March, 2012

Claimant Held Ineligible For Voluntarily Leaving Job before Receiving Approval of Transfer Request February, 2012

Good Faith Mistake of Receiving Double Unemployment Benefits is No Defense February, 2012

Asking Family and Friends About Jobs Is Not Enough To Be Actively Seeking Work To Receive New Jersey Unemployment Benefits January, 2012

Two Recent Unemployment Appeals Dismissed for Late Filing Without Good Cause December, 2011

Communication Breakdown with Employer Does Not Result in Employee's Disqualification of Unemployment Benefits November, 2011

Claimant Who Voluntarily Left Her Employment Because of a  Hostile Work Environment is Eligible for Unemployment Benefits November, 2011

DISCLAIMER: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
Client Reviews
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We had a wrongful termination issue combined with a denial of unemployment insurance. Chris Eibeler was our primary attorney. His partner Bob Smith also consulted and gave us good advice. They were both so kind, caring, and professional. They guided us though a very tough time and a positive outcome versus a prior employer. They were also able to reverse our denial of unemployment insurance. I cannot recommend Smith and Eibeler highly enough. The entire staff is very professional, personable, and caring. Tom Wilson
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I went to Smith Eibeler LLC for a last minute unemployment matter. Chris, Diane and his staff were very professional and easy to talk to. They provided knowledgeable insight and also kept me in the loop with the what was happening. I would not hesitate to go to him again. John Jung
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Chris Eibeler (and the whole team) is very knowledgeable in all aspects of employment/unemployment here in NJ. They break down the most difficult aspects of the law, which allows you to conceptualize and better understand the complexities of the NJ Labor & Employment system. Smith Eibeler should be your first call regarding any Employment, workforce, or Labor questions here in New Jersey. I highly recommend them. Brian Allen
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I approached Chris Eibeler regarding an unemployment case in early 2016. Him and his staff are some of the most professional people I have ever dealt with. The process took a while, but his approach to hard questioning helped me win my case. He knows how to get the job done and I am glad I went to him. I would recommend him to anyone in the future who asks for a lawyer. Thank you Chris! Tim F.
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I highly recommend the office of Smith Eibeler for employment related issues, particularly anything related to restrictive covenants or post-employment contracts. I found Smith Eibeler via the web and cannot believe how fortunate I am to have found them. My case was handled by Bob Smith who represented me in a potential lawsuit by my former employer for violation of a post-employment contract (not a restrictive covenant per se). Bob was professional, friendly, understanding, and above all extremely helpful. Bob helped me avoid a lawsuit and was extremely knowledgeable in this field. I was thoroughly impressed with his prowess. Hopefully I will never have a legal issue related to employment again, but if I do, I will not hesitate to retain Smith Eibeler again! Gavin Tully